Simon: You are my beautiful sister. River: I threw up on your bed. Simon: Yep. Definitely my sister.

'War Stories'


The Great Write Way, Act Three: Where's the gun?

A place for Buffistas to discuss, beta and otherwise deal and dish on their non-fan fiction projects.


Laga - Mar 17, 2023 5:07:26 pm PDT #6643 of 6674
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

is this because of the monkey selfie?


Gudanov - Mar 21, 2023 5:41:39 pm PDT #6644 of 6674
Coding and Sleeping

I asked Chat GPT to write a short essay on the cultural influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and here is what it gave me:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a cultural phenomenon that has had a significant impact on popular culture since its debut in 1997. The show, created by Joss Whedon, ran for seven seasons and followed the story of a teenage girl named Buffy Summers who was chosen to be the "Slayer," a powerful warrior tasked with fighting against vampires and other supernatural beings.

One of the most notable cultural influences of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is its portrayal of strong, independent female characters. Buffy and her friends, including Willow and Anya, challenged traditional gender roles and stereotypes by demonstrating their intelligence, bravery, and physical strength. The show's emphasis on female empowerment inspired a generation of young women to pursue their goals and to see themselves as capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer also had a significant impact on the horror genre. Prior to the show's debut, horror movies and TV shows often relied on cheap scares and shock value to frighten their audiences. However, Buffy took a different approach by combining horror with humor and witty dialogue. This unique blend of genres attracted a wide audience and helped to redefine the horror genre as a whole.

In addition to its impact on gender roles and the horror genre, Buffy the Vampire Slayer also influenced the way that TV shows are written and produced. The show's use of serialized storytelling, character development, and overarching themes paved the way for other shows like Lost, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. Buffy's success also demonstrated the value of niche programming, and paved the way for other genre shows like The X-Files, Supernatural, and The Walking Dead.

Overall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has had a profound impact on popular culture that is still felt today. Its portrayal of strong female characters, unique blend of horror and humor, and innovative storytelling techniques have influenced countless TV shows, movies, and other forms of entertainment. Buffy's legacy is a testament to the power of good storytelling and the lasting impact that popular culture can have on society.


Gudanov - Mar 21, 2023 5:42:14 pm PDT #6645 of 6674
Coding and Sleeping

Pretty meh


-t - Mar 21, 2023 8:12:37 pm PDT #6646 of 6674
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Paved the way for the X-files? Um. No.

Everything I’ve seen posted anywhere from Chat GPT pretty much reads like that - like a middle school book report that might get a C or might get called out for plagiarism.


Gudanov - Mar 22, 2023 8:37:29 am PDT #6647 of 6674
Coding and Sleeping

Yeah. I read articles about it and it's like anyone who writes for a living will be out of work in 3 years, but then you see what Chat GPT produces and you wonder what the people writing those articles are smoking.


Toddson - Mar 22, 2023 8:45:45 am PDT #6648 of 6674
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Going back - to Laga - seemingly it started off with the monkey selfie, but with AI it seems to have been expanded.

Most of what I've read and seen seems to be that AI-generated material is less than impressive. And someone's come up with an app that can be used for artwork to make it unusable for AI to take.


JenP - Mar 22, 2023 8:46:08 am PDT #6649 of 6674

In copywriting, I find it useful for giving me headline/subject line ideas, in particular. Lists to work from, that kind of thing. I definitely save time when I would otherwise be solo-brainstorming those, but I've never used even a headline word for word. There's an underlying current of perfunctory to most of what comes forth.

100% great for sparking ideas, but, yeah, not worried I'll never work again. By a long shot.


-t - Mar 22, 2023 9:10:46 am PDT #6650 of 6674
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

That's interesting, JenP. I can see that being useful.


Laura - Mar 22, 2023 9:32:30 am PDT #6651 of 6674
Our wings are not tired.

That makes sense, JenP. I can imagine that a huge number of middle and high school students would find it a dream come true.


bennett - Mar 22, 2023 10:20:43 am PDT #6652 of 6674

I can see why teachers may be concerned - is that C paper just crappy student writing or is it AI of some kind? But everything I've seen is still very mediocre.